We understand it, internet: people really want to cast some people from “The Vampire Diaries” in a “50 Shades of Grey” movie. After all, the likes of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have managed to appeal to the world of temptation, lust, and violence perfectly within the context of a teen / young adult audience; why not have them to the next level and get whips and a dungeon involved?
We see the satiric comment above as the justification whenever more rumors are started about either actor possibly being a part of the film at the moment, mostly because as much as some “Vampire Diaries” fans may want to see this happen, it’s surely not going to. At best, one of them could be cast for the part; but even then, it’s a stretch just thanks to the fact that there are likely hundreds of actors in consideration.
A great comparison to the rumors surfacing now suggesting that Dobrev and Somerhalder could play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey would be to go back to the early days of “The Vampire Diaries,” and then suggest that the two leads be played by Somerhalder and Maggie Grace rather than him and Dobrev. What are we getting at here? Basically, “The Vampire Diaries” would have never been able to get out of the shadow of “Lost” had they cast two lead actors who were each apart of that show, and especially had some sort of bizarre, one-sided relationship when it came to their characters. The same sort of thing would happen with a “50 Shades of Grey” movie, since it would not allow the movie to be its own beast.
Luckily, we can still promise plenty to those of you who who want more of Nina and Ian on the small screen: Elena and Damon are going to continue to have a strange relationship moving forward on “The Vampire Diaries” season 4, especially with our leading lady now a bloodthirsty vampire. Let’s just say that she is no longer going to be the same sort of sweet young woman that Stefan once knew.
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